Urmila Diwekar, Ph.D.

AIMBE College of Fellows Class of 2010
For her novel approaches and algorithms for optimization under uncertainty have applications in batch and bio-processes, environmental and ecological sustainability.

Visiting professor wins ScienceFather award for IVF research

Via University of Illinois at Chicago | June 7, 2021

The most common technique, and often the last resort, for couples struggling to conceive a child is in vitro fertilization. However, despite many advances since the first IVF baby was conceived in 1978, the procedure is still expensive and has a success rate of around 20% to 35% on the first attempt.

But thanks to the work of Richard and Loan Hill Visiting Professor Urmila Diwekar, IVF treatments may soon be personalized to individual patients to increase their chance of success. Diwekar recently received a New Science Inventions Award from ScienceFather for her work developing a mathematical procedure to provide a customized drug dosage during an IVF treatment… Continue reading.